MANCHESTER — Velvet Mill Apartments will host a community blood drive with the American Red Cross on Tuesday, July 9, from 1 to 6 p.m. at 185 Pine St. According to the Red Cross, donors with all blood types are needed, especially those with types O negative, A negative and B negative. For more information or to make an appointment to donate, visit redcrossblood.org or call 860-646-1303. BOLTON — The Bentley Memorial Library, 206 Bolton Center Road, is hosting a knitting/needleworking club. If you are a beginner and would like to learn the basics or if you are an avid knitter and would like to relax at the library, you are invited to come on Tuesdays from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Donna Wabble will be the guest leader. Please bring your needles and yarn. The library will have extra yarn available. This program is free to the public. Residents and non-residents are welcome. Contact the library at 860-646-7349 or bentley@biblio.org to register. MANCHESTER — The Manchester Public Library will host Manned Space Flight, presented by Donna Grossman, on Monday, July 8, at 7 p.m. Grossman, a UTC Aerospace Systems retiree, will talk about several projects she worked on during her 4...